• A Grade Division 1
IN A bizarre finish to the A Grade Division 1 game between Kilcunda Bass and OMK, both teams were left at 175 runs a piece, resulting in a tie.
It was Diggers captain Daniel Mock’s first game against his old side and he led the way with the bat making a crucial 69.
The wickets fell around Mock for most of the first innings with cameos from Jason Wilson 23 and Alex Rose 24.
Kilcunda-Bass captain Andrew Donohue picked up handy figures of 2/14 off his eight overs and opening bowler Matthew Gill collected 2/32.
Outtrim could only manage to claim two wickets during their stint with the ball and it was clear that the Bass batsman were there to bat the full 40 overs.
Donohue and Gill also starred with the bat putting on 104 runs for the second wicket.
But when Daniel Lloyd caught Gill for 65 off the bowling of Mock things started to slow down.
And when the final ball was bowled Bass were left stranded at 2/175, captain Donohue not out on 74.
After an early scare Wonthaggi Club managed to fight back and take the win against Korumburra.
Club were struggling early in the batting innings at 3/32 until opener Dave Britt, 60, and all-rounder James Sheerin, 48, teamed up to get Club back on track and finishing 8/184 off their 40 overs.
New English import Tom Richards took 2/22 for the Cobras along with Kallon Rigby who took 2/30.
The Cobras batting innings started well with captain Ilan Osman and opening partner Kallon Rigby getting to 0/34 until Mark McCall broke the partnership and removed Osman for 10.
And that’s where it started to fall apart for the Cobras, with the Club bowling pair of McCall 4/31 and Zane Macdermid 5/22 ripping apart the batting line up.
Inverloch have got their first win on the board against Glen Alvie.
Captain Kit Rothier 3/12 and Will Rankin 3/21 did the damage for the Stingrays with Daniel Hales, 38, the only major run scorer for the Alvie on their way to a total of 127.
Despite the low total the Glen Alvie bowlers took it right to the Inverloch batsmen and didn’t give them an easy stay at the crease.
But contributions from Rotthier, 29, and Amad Mujtaba, 30, led Inverloch to victory.
Todd Smith was the pick of the bowlers for the Alvie with 2/22.
Phillip Island got their second win against Town this week at The Gump (Scorpion Park 2).
The Scorpions posted a modest total of 132 with captain Matt Davies, 37, and Josh Schelling, 29, the top run scorers.
Zac Brown again claimed wickets for the Island taking 3/16.
Batting with patience the Island reached the Town total in the 32nd over with stand in captain Eli Richards, 25, and Jona Watts, 39, collecting runs.
Lafferty ton leads Imps
• A Grade Division 2
IMPERIALS opening batsman Mark Lafferty led his side to its first win of the A Grade Division 2 season defeating MDU by 56 runs.
Lafferty smashed 102 runs that included 10 fours and 2 sixes as the Imps compiled a nice total of 9/210.
The MDU bowlers struggled to find the right areas bowling a staggering 36 extras.
Matt Martin was the pick of the bowlers with 3/19 off his eight overs.
Martin also stood tall with the bat making 52 before being caught off the bowling of Zac Price.
Imps bowler Luke Rogers snagged the impressive figures of 5/30 as MDU were all out on 154.
Poowong Loch easily accounted for the Wonthaggi Miners at the Wonthaggi Football Ground, winning by a whopping 10 wickets.
The Miners won the toss and elected to bat but just couldn’t quite get going.
Al Jenkins opened the account for Poowong getting Blake Andrighetto out bowled for just six runs and followed by removing Daniel Loos the very next ball.
Jenkins finished with figures of 2/7 off his eight overs and Jacob Bardwell claimed 4/17 cleaning up the tail as the Miners were all out for just 79.
The Bardwell brothers Jacob and Aaron reached the Miners’ total in the 16th over, making 40 and 37 respectively.
A five wicket haul from Josh Trease has led Nerrena to a three wicket victory over Koonwarra.
Trease was on fire removing both Koonwarra openers Ben Davison and Sean Parker for just two runs each.
Sam Hughes was brought to the crease and showed great poise as he scored a valuable 64 under tough bowling pressure until the rampaging Trease struck again.
Trease finished with 5/21 off seven overs.
Koonwarra didn’t go down without a fight collecting Red Caps veteran Damian Symmons and youngster Jacob Beckwith both for 0.
At 2/9 Dave Baldi, 37, and Tim Wightman, 54, settled the ship and the Red Caps went on to take the win.
Thomas Elliot the pick of the bowlers for Koonwarra taking 2/23.